Thoughts on Doctor Who series 7 part 2
So I got the series 7 boxset in the Amazon flash sale. Since I’d seen the first half awhile ago, I just went through the second half (The Snowmen-onwards) and I noted down general thoughts, putting them into three sections. So, here they are
*Vastra, Jenny and Strax being back (give them a spin off already)
*Yay all the new aliens that show up in Akhaten
*Bringing Ice Warriors back
*Seeing more of the TARDIS
*Cyber11 is oddly hot
*Clara. I’m really not sure about her as a character yet. And as another site said, can’t she just be a girl? I hope she can develop as her own character now the ‘mystery’ about her is solved
*The cybermen being upgraded is a good idea… but it feels like too big a leap at once. And makes them seem extremely borg-like
*How did River get into the conference call? After all she’s in the library at
this point so couldn’t really sleep and would presumably be hard to reach
*It feels she should have been in a few more eps before an appearence of her like that
*The Great Intelligence storyline felt rushed in general,it woulda felt better
spread out more, with a bigger buildup.
*Something syptomatic of all of series 7 (not just the second half) is the
episodes themselves. Many have good ideas or start well, but then…. degrade through the episode. The next few points will go over episode specific issues
*The Rings Of Akhaten: Eventually becomes to muddled and messed up. The Vigil/Mummy/Akhaten… it felt like one too many
*Hide: It’s a spooky ep and is actually quite effective at it too… until the
'ghost' is revealed and then the scary stuff makes less sense
*Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS: Solved by a big reset button
*Ugh those kids
*The great Intelligence’s revenge seems a bit drastic considering how… well, minor a villian he is
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Day 2 of no Internet. :(
It’s December already? How about some baby reindeer?
where’s the fuckin ice
I still believe Iceland and Greenland sat down in a meeting one day and it started with
"You know what’ll piss people off"
Actually, it was the Vikings. They discovered both Iceland and Greenland, and when they realized the weather, named them opposites to confuse their enemies. So the enemies would go to Greenland, expecting it to be all pretty and green and good for farming, but it was all ice. Vice versa for Iceland.
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